"**The** next" and "next" are different.

**The** next Wednesday is the the very next Wednesday we will have, which is Sep 20. "Next" Wednesday is the Wednesday after **this** Wednesday, which is Sep 27.

IOW, **This** Wednesday, and **the next** Wednesday are the same day - Sep 20.

**Next Wednesday** is Sep 27.

See above, THE next Wednesday is not next Wednesday

No, that's THIS Friday, meaning NEXT Friday is next week.

On Shabbos, this Friday will mean next week's Friday, meaning next Friday is the week after.

You are assuming 'next' must always follow 'this'. I ( as well as most people) disagree.

Usually, If I say next Wednesday I mean the next day that it is Wednesday. It is only when it is almost Wednesday that it is assumed that you would say this Wednesday for the upcoming Wednesday and that next Wednesday must mean the following week.

Those of you that say it means next week Wednesday, I am not sure I totally agree. On Shabbos if you say next Sunday?? next Monday??